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Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are another commonly used technique practiced by San Diego plastic surgeons to help their patients gain a fresh, revitalized look.

A chemical peel is a chemical solution that is applied to the facial area, neck or hands to reduce the appearance of:

A chemical peel can also remove any pre-cancerous skin growths and control the occurrence of acne (in addition to softening the appearance of acne scars.

After the chemical peel solution is applied to the affected area it is peeled away from the skin removing old layers of skin along with it. The potency of the solution is at the patient’s discretion; your San Diego plastic surgeon can consult with you and adjust your chemical peel according to your specific needs.

The procedure can last up to three hours in length. Many patients experience a burning sensation during the procedure, similar to the sensation of sunburn. A chemical peel will ultimately leave the patient with lighter skin; therefore darker-skinned patients should consult with their San Diego plastic surgeon to ensure that a chemical peel is the correct cosmetic procedure for them.